January 16th, 2021

FRIDAY, November 22, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 22, 2019.


ROSE DARLENE BARROWS, beloved wife of Russel Barrows, passed away at the Dulcina Hospice in Calgary on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the age of 82 years.

A Viewing will be held at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 301 Main Street, Milk River, AB, on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. The Funeral Service will follow at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Kelly Stickel officiating.

Rose will be laid to rest in the Milk River Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


LOUISE LUDWIKA “LUCY” BORON, beloved wife of the late Ted Boron of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at Edith Cavell Care Centre on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the age of 87 years.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.

Following the Mass, Lucy will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Aug. 5, 1930 – Nov. 19, 2019

ANNE BRAUN (née Willms), born in Grassy Lake and long-time Lethbridge resident, passed away peacefully while in the care of Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale, on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the age of 89 years.

Anne is survived by her daughter Valerie (Robert) Proudfoot; brothers John (Olwen) and Henry (Verna) Willms; and five grandchildren: Christopher (Sarah), Jennifer (Adrian Barrett), and Joshua (Maxine) Edwards; Annora and Alicia Proudfoot; and five great- grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her husband, Rev. David Braun, daughter Lenora (Mike) Edwards, parents John and Anna Willms, baby brother John and sister Verna Shurgelo.

Anne’s life was one of dedication to serving God. From her childhood on the farm near Grassy Lake to young teacher in Mennonite Voluntary Service in Ontario, as a matron to orphans in Wetaskiwin, and then as a pastor’s wife in Canada and the USA in several General Conference Mennonite Churches. When her father died, Anne and David returned to Lethbridge so that she could care for her mother. In Lethbridge she continued to share the gospel with Friendship Evangelism and together within the Lethbridge Mennonite Church. Anne was on her own for 26 years after Dave died; then she moved to Alberta Rose Lodge and Coaldale Sunny South Alzheimer’s Unit.

A Celebration of Anne’s Life will be held at LETHBRIDGE MENNONITE CHURCH, 4303 – 3 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Ryan Dueck officiating. A reception will follow at the church hall. Donations can be made to Mennonite Central Committee, 1117 – 2A Avenue N, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 0E6.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


MICHAEL EDWARD FORESTELL, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, October 25, 2019 at the age of 93 years.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Nathan Siray and Father William Monis concelebrating.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”

  • Winnie the Pooh, A. A. Milne

We recently said goodbye to one of our family’s most caring, optimistic and kind members. RITA LUCILLE GOMANY was born in Coaldale on August 5, 1950 and passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, after a long illness, at her home in Lethbridge on November 17, 2019.

Rita was the one time lovely voice of the Sears switchboard and worked in the catalogue office for many years and made special friends including Sheila and Peggy. In addition to the people in her life, Rita loved the mountains, animals, and Beauty and the Beast. She was a strong advocate for animals, volunteering her time and donating what money she could to animal rescue agencies. She had many fur-babies over the years, most recently, Nala and Apollo.

Rita is survived by her mother Helen Gomany, brother John Gomany, sister Carol Ogden (Pierre Dubeau) and brother Robert Gomany.

Rita had no children of her own but she surrounded herself with many kids (as evident from the photos on her fridge) her nieces and nephews: Cyndi Starzyk-Frey (James), Roy Gomany, Laine Gomany (Sharryl), Stephanie Pond (Vince), Natalie Pavlis (Ferencz Kiss), John Dueck (Sheri-Lynn), Jason Gomany and special great nieces Desiree Starzyk, Samantha Starzyk (Daylin Yanke) and Cianna Starzyk-Frey. As well as numerous other great nieces and nephews.

Rita was predeceased by her father John Gomany, sister Margaret Pavlis and brother-in-law Frank Pavlis, sister-in-law Mabel Gomany, nephew Vince Starzyk and niece Connie Starzyk.

Special thanks to Dr. Eric Wilde, Tina and his staff and Dr. Rozemin Kizuk for all of their care of Rita over the years. Also thanks to all of her caregivers from Respiratory Home Care Solutions and AHS Home Care (especially RNs Delane and Kimberley). Also, thanks to the team at Green Acres Animal Hospital for their years of care of Rita’s fur-babies.

Even though she is not here to express it, she had a special love for her caregivers who were with her day and night at the end, her sissy Carol, nieces Cyndi, Natalie and Sammy (with Daylin).

Rita’s wishes were to not have a funeral ceremony or receive any flowers or cards. In lieu of that, she wished people would donate to the Lethbridge and District Humane Society.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


1964 – 2019

GUNTER PAUL HORN of Calgary, passed away suddenly at the Foothills Medical Centre on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the age of 55 years. Gunter was born May 5th, 1964 in Montreal QC, to Günter F. Horn and Idalija (Ida) Horn (Mikalajunas). The Horn family moved to Lethbridge AB in 1974. After high school Gunter moved to Calgary and attended SAIT for the Hotel and Restaurant Management program. Upon completion he worked in the hospitality industry, including at the Port of Call Inn, where he met his future wife, Jodi Lyn Hutchinson. He then spent 2 decades working for Food & Beverage Services at SAIT. After leaving SAIT, he worked in purchasing for the City of Calgary and the Calgary Police Service. More recently, he worked in the Oil and Gas field, first as a contractor, then as a Field & Contracting Lead for Keyera. Gunter had many hobbies including train and military models, a fondness which he shared with his son AJ. He was an avid hockey fan; his favorite team was the Montreal Canadians. He took great pleasure in cooking for family and friends, especially BBQing. He also loved to read, particularly Science Fiction and Fantasy, and enjoyed travel. His greatest joy was his family. He is survived by his wife Jodi, his son Alexander James (AJ), his daughter Sophia Marie (Sophie) and his dog Kaiser. He also leaves behind his parents Günter and Idalija, and his sisters, Veronica Horn (Trent Takeyasu) and Beverly Horn (Tony Rosgen). Special thanks to the staff and physicians at the Peter Lougheed Medical Centre and the Foothills Medical Centre, particularly the Cardiovascular Intensive Care unit. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either: The Veterans Food Bank of Calgary, 4619 – 6 St. NE #1, Calgary AB T2E 7C3 or The Hanger Flight Museum, 4629 – McCall Way NE, Calgary T2E 8A5. A Come and Go Celebration of Life will be held at The Hanger Flight Museum at the above address, on Friday November 29th, from 4 to 9 PM, with short remarks by the family at 6 PM.

Bruno Toews

1942 – 2019

Mr. Bruno Toews of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Helen Toews, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at the age of 77 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Lynn Wenbourne
1932 – 2019
It is with saddest of hearts that we announce the passing of Lynn J. Wenbourne, beloved husband of Mary Wenbourne on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at the age of 86 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Sunday, November 24, 2019 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service in celebration of Lynn’s life will be held at the Heritage Inn, 4830 – 46 Avenue, Taber on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Lynn is survived by his loving wife of sixty three years, Mary; daughters Jody and Shari; son Billy (Jolene) and grandson Ace. Also left to remember Lynn is his sister Kaye Ferguson; Mary’s siblings Louis (Anne) Turcato, Elda Weatherly and Lynda (Wes) Zieffle as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Lynn H. and Jean Wenbourne; son-in-law Ron Knapp; brothers-in-law Scotty Ferguson and Stan Weatherly.
Lynn was born in Lethbridge on November 30, 1932 and resided north of Taber all his life. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Lynn supported his children and grandson in any sport activities they participated in and drove miles for them to compete. He loved the sport of rodeo and second nature was his cattle and a good horse. Lynn volunteered for many community projects and served as a Municipal District Councillor for twenty eight years. He loved people and made many great friends in all walks of life.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Lynn’s name may be made directly to the Calgary Health Trust, Foothills Medical Centre Unit (Neo-natal Intensive Care), 103A, 1403 – 29 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 2T9 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7 (www.heartandstroke.ca).
Thank you to Dr. Wes Steed, Home Care and Linden View for the exceptional care.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Notice is given that the paradigm shift felt on November 18, 2019, was the result of the passing of DAVID ALLEN MILLER, beloved husband of Wendy JoAnn Miller.
Although he survived being a Marine in Vietnam, cancer, being struck by lightning – twice, rattle snake encounters and a massive heart attack, he truly went against all odds and passed away, without a fuss or even a cuss, in his sleep at home.
His children are slightly concerned that he may actually be chasing a PINK/Air Supply concert tour or that he finally won the 649 Lotto, faked his own death and has fled to Wyoming to search for dinosaur bones. Scenarios that feel more real than the present.
Born to Marjorie and Bill Miller on August 20, 1948, in Rupert, Idaho (some may be old enough to recall that paradigm shift as well), Dave learned how to accidentally get a pitch fork stuck in the hind end of a cow and get it removed before his Dad saw, and mastered water skiing in the irrigation canals pulled by the fastest Idaho farm trucks.
Dave tricked the love of his life, Wendy Jo Miller, into marriage on June 10, 1972, wowing her with a diamond that he weaseled into a box of cracker jacks as the prize. She tricked him into moving back to Canada. They planted roots in Coalhurst, Alberta, and raised three magnificent children who never caused mischief.
As an engineer for Canadian Pacific Railway for 28 years, he mastered the art of creative cussing and not sleeping; however, the real benefits of being master of the train whistle was that it provided him the means to open the Bank of Dave, his children being his best clients. He is the reigning champion of “Loudest Spectator” at sporting events, both live and on TV, and indulged his children with extended motivational speeches and gems of lifelong wisdom, like “People In Hell Want Ice Water.” His motto was “work hard, play harder.” He highlighted this on many family trips, including an epic family excursion to China, showing off his water skiing skills in jeans, and on countless 4 wheeling/rock hunting adventures. Just when he didn’t think life could get any sweeter, he became a Grandpa.
The Man, The Myth, The Legend, is survived by his favorite child, Nichole Miller Mecham (Devin Mecham), his extremely handsome son with perfect hair, Aaron Miller (Shauna), and his over achiever stop-making-the-rest-of-us-look-bad son, Doctor Logan Miller (Lindsey Miller), his partner in crime and much younger brother, Dean Miller (Shawna Miller), his spoiled dog Charlie, who really really misses sharing supper, and in all sincerity, his stalwart and eternal companion of 47 years, Wendy Miller, whom our hearts break for the most. Dave has also left behind 13 grandkids who tipped the scales on his happiness, and a life time of rocks. So. Many. Rocks.
Official notice is given that the Bank of Dave is Closed. Old Man Miller has left the building.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, PICTURE BUTTE CHAPEL (801 Willow Ave Picture Butte AB). Friends are welcome to meet with the family at the church from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca

Dorothy “Audrey” Williams

1926 – 2019

Mrs. Dorothy “Audrey” Williams, beloved wife of the late Mr. Samuel Evan Williams, of Lethbridge passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at the Extendicare Fairmont at the age of 93 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, November 22, 2019 at LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, 2406 11 AVENUE SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Kathy Calkins, officiating.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.

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